Download e-book for kindle: Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story by Robert Lyman

By Robert Lyman

ISBN-10: 0306824671

ISBN-13: 9780306824678

ISBN-10: 151595434X

ISBN-13: 9781515954347

Flying the infamous "Hump" direction among India and China in 1943, a twin-engine airplane suffered mechanical failure and crashed in a dense mountain jungle, deep inside of Japanese-held territory. one of the passengers and workforce have been celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, an OSS operative who used to be additionally a Soviet double agent, and common Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell's own political adviser. opposed to the percentages, all yet one of many twenty-one humans aboard the doomed plane survived-it continues to be the biggest civilian evacuation of an plane via parachute. yet they fell from the frying pan into the fire.

Disentangling themselves from their parachutes, the stunned survivors found they'd arrived in wild state ruled through a tribe with a distinct cause to hate white males. The Nagas have been infamous headhunters who repeatedly practiced slavery and human sacrifice, their area of expertise being the removing of enemy heads. jap infantrymen lay within sight, too, with their very own model of hatred for Americans.

Among the Headhunters tells-for the 1st time-the wonderful real tale of the adventures of those males one of the Naga warriors, their sustenance from the air via the USAAF, and their final rescue. it's also a narrative of 2 very various worlds colliding-young american citizens, exuberant apostles in their country's giant commercial democracy, coming face-to-face with the Naga, an historic tribe made up our minds to maintain its neighborhood strength in response to headhunting and slaving.

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